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Workplace Innovation

Reimagining Workplace Supports

At United Way, we believe that all work has value and that making ends meet shouldn’t mean choosing between paying the rent or putting food on the table for your family.

There are no good choices for ALICE workers when basic bills add up, but paychecks don’t. On a daily basis, ALICE faces the tradeoffs of going hungry to afford the monthly rent or tapping a well-meaning, but untrained neighbor to care for young children in order to go to work.


One car repair, a sick child or an aging parent’s health emergency and ALICE workers are facing potential job loss and financial ruin. United Way is working with individuals, businesses, and community stakeholders to facilitate practical solutions that eliminate the barriers keeping ALICE from achieving financial stability.


There is no silver bullet that will make the difference for all struggling families, which is why we are working across several platforms, including advancing ALICE-friendly public and corporate policies as well as providing concrete supports at work and in the home. This ranges from advocating for expanded public preschool to promoting flexible workplace schedules to equipping family caregivers with technology at home so they can continue to work and care for vulnerable loved ones.

Our Strategy

Advancing ALICE-friendly workplace policies

Partnering with 200 business leaders from a cross section of industries, United Way is working to advance a slate of common-sense workplace policies that remove barriers to worker productivity and financial stability.


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Advocating for public policy change

United Way is standing up for working families and fighting for  governmental policies at the local, state, and federal levels that promote economic and racial equity.


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Supporting family caregivers in the workplace

Equipping workers with easy-to-use technology, United Way is helping caregivers better care for their own mental, physical, and financial health by easing the stresses of juggling their paid jobs with their unpaid work as a caregiver to a loved one.


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Our Results

Your Impact


20 Preschoolers get books to boost literacy


10 ALICE families receive free tax prep and filing services


One month of affordable early education for an ALICE family


Home technology for 5 family caregivers to help better manage work and caregiving responsibilities

We are giving kids the right start for school and life

Thanks go to the United Way of Northern New Jersey for their steadfast support and advocacy of preschool education in the entire region.

— Newton Superintendent of Schools G. Kennedy Greene, Ed.D.

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